It’s been a while since I’ve done an update here on how Dominion of the Damned is coming along. I’m still in the first revision stage, but so far it’s going smoothly and I’m starting to gain some momentum. I’m more than halfway through the second draft, and if I can keep devoting a couple of hours a day to it I should have a completed second draft ready for beta readers in just a couple more weeks. And then I have to find beta readers.
The best part is that I’m still really happy with it. I was a little nervous approaching my first read-through after taking almost two months off from finishing the manuscript, but so far I’m loving it, if I do say so myself. I still think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written, and I’m so excited about getting it polished and out there for you guys to read.
Once it’s released to the betas, I’ll revisit the book cover design and come up with a final version, and get to work publicizing the release date. Then when I get it back from all of the beta readers I’ll do one more pass, editing and formatting as I go. And then it will be ready for release. This time around I plan to do some advance giveaways to help generate buzz. I haven’t worked out all of the logistics of that yet, though. Right now my focus is on simply getting through the second draft. Which, again, is coming along swimmingly.
And here’s hoping I didn’t just jinx it all to heck. ;p